More Than 1,600 Speeders Cited In WV Crackdown

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, WV (AP) -- State police troopers cited more than 1,600 lead-footed motorists in a safety crackdown during the Memorial day weekend.

Sgt. Michael Baylous says troopers wrote 1,657 speeding citations between May 22 and May 25.

Four hundred motorists were cited for seat belt violations and 49 were charged with driving under the influence.

Troopers also responded to 90 accidents, including seven that were alcohol-related.

Baylous says the numbers show that police need to continue highway safety education efforts.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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